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This collection pulls from several different collections such as the John M. Shaw Collection overall, the Shaw Childhood in Poetry Collection, and various other childhood literature collections at FSU. These books look at the experience of childhood through stories, poetry, songs and illustrations particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Cradle songs
Cradle songs
illustrated by J. Clark and H. Mary Bousfield.
Crumbs for little children
Crumbs for little children
No. 3580 in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Cut behind! Cut behind!
Cut behind! Cut behind!
Summary: Brief children's stories and poems of humorous, moral, and religious character; 6 short pamphlets of 8 p. each, bound together in 1 booklet, each bearing 2 or 3 numbering systems, with consistent 8-page numeration for each pamphlet., Bound in gray marbled boards, red cloth spine impressed with gold decoration and printed title: "Cut behind", with "22" at top., Some titles included are: Hymn for a little child, Glory of God in the Creation -- Home comforts -- Aunt Maria -- Small faults often end in great sins., Title from first story in book., Gift of Henry Roland (age 85) of Tallahassee, Fla., April 22, 1977; used by his grandmother as a child in Kentucky., No. W952 in: Shaw, J. M. Childhood in poetry., Library's copy imperfect: title page lacking, some pages torn, last page missing top corner, penciled scribbles on some pages and lining-papers, torn binding on spine, plain paper book cover very old and torn.
Dear Santa Claus
Dear Santa Claus
The night before Christmas -- The night after Christmas -- Nelly's visit -- Fairy stories -- Off on the wheels.
Deborah Dent and her donkey. And Madam Fig's gala
Deborah Dent and her donkey. And Madam Fig's gala
embellished with seventeen beautifully coloured engravings., Illustrations hand-colored., Date from Bodleian Library., In verse., Printed on one side of leaf only, blank pages included in pagination., First and last pages pasted down to wrappers., Ill. hand-colored., Approximate dates inferred from dates of other titles bearing the imprints of both Dean and Munday and A.K. Newman & Co., according to Hall. T.H. Some printers & publishers of conjuring books, p. 44-45., Poetry., Original yellow printed wrappers. In clamshell box (quarter roan, marbled boards., No. 3639 in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Divine emblems, or, Temporal things spiritualized: calculated for the use of young people : adorned with fifty copper plate cuts
Divine emblems, or, Temporal things spiritualized: calculated for the use of young people : adorned with fifty copper plate cuts
by Mr. John Bunyan ..., An abridged adaptation of Bunyan's A book for boys and girls, or, Country rhimes for children, originally published in 1686, cf. Osborne Coll., page 53, BM, 29:870, and NUC pre-1956 84:355., Imprint date range from comparison of addresses on title page with Maxted, I. London book trades 1775-1800., Signatures: [A]² B-F⁸ G²., Engraved throughout.
Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children
Divine songs: attempted in easy language for the use of children
By I. Watts ..., Advertisements: (2 pages at end)., Head- and tail-pieces; initial.
Edward Lear's Laughable Lyrics
Edward Lear's Laughable Lyrics
by Edward Lear., Includes table of contents., Title vignette., Half title: Nonsense songs, botany, and alphabets.
Edward Lear's Nonsense Drolleries
Edward Lear's Nonsense Drolleries
by Edward Lear ; with original illustrations by William Foster.
Entertaining fables for the instruction of children
Entertaining fables for the instruction of children
Press sheet folded but uncut., No. 3646 in: Shaw, J.M. Childhood in poetry., A chapbook., Bound with: Sincere Christian's devout companion.
Evermore: and other poems
Evermore: and other poems
by Lucy A. Bennett ; designs by Alice Price., Other works by this author published between 1887-1894.
Fables of La Fontaine
Fables of La Fontaine
translated into English verse by Walter Thornbury ; with illustrations by Gustave Doré.
Fairy-land and Mother Goose
Fairy-land and Mother Goose
Cover title., No. W594 in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Fern Leaf's visit
Fern Leaf's visit
The story of a mitten -- Don and his trucks -- Fern-leaf's visit -- A story of a parrot -- Jumper's strange fish -- Mabel's chipmunks -- Jack Horner's Christmas pie -- The story of Kitty Camomile -- A true story about a hen -- Peggy's sled -- Scamp -- Prink -- The Snowball family -- Carina -- Remember's Thanksgiving -- The true story of Dick's dollar -- Walter's friend -- What Percy found -- About chestnuts -- Fanny.
Field flowers
Field flowers
Summary: "Published under the auspices of Mrs. Eugene Field, with the approval of the Monument Committee..." On cover: Eugene Field monument souvenir.
Fire-side verses
Fire-side verses
by Mary Howitt., Plates hand-colored., Engraved, added t.p., Date from Gumuchian, BM and Osborne, all cited below., The 6 poems in this work are from Howitt's Hymns and fire-side verses, published in 1839, see Osborne, cited below., Copy 1 inscribed by author on engraved t.p.

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